Silver Tip Mine

The Silver Tip Mine is a lead and silver mine located in Jefferson county, Montana.

About the MRDS Data:

All mine locations were obtained from the USGS Mineral Resources Data System. The locations and other information in this database have not been verified for accuracy. It should be assumed that all mines are on private property.

Mine Info

Name: Silver Tip Mine  

State:  Montana

County:  Jefferson

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Lead, Silver

Lat, Long: 46.36806, -112.00694

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Silver Tip Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Silver Tip Mine
Secondary: Reddings Mine


Commodity

Primary: Lead
Primary: Silver
Secondary: Zinc
Secondary: Gold


Location

State: Montana
County: Jefferson
District: Alahambra (Golconda) District


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: Hilda M. Redding
Home Office: Helena, Mt.

Owner Name: Montana Silver Tip Mines
Home Office: Helena, Mt.


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1870
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Elkhorn Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: STRINGERS VEINLETS, IRREGULAR BODIES IN SHEETED ZONE


Structure

Type: R
Description: Boulder Batholith

Type: L
Description: Sheeted Zone Trends North, Dips Ssw


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Sericitized, Oxidized, Leached


Rocks

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: ROUND FIGURES ASSAY OF PRODUCTION 17% PB, 2% ZN, $4/TON AU, 70 OZ/TON AG. SOME ORE FROM CERUSITE AND GALENA 500 OZ/TON AG


Materials

Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Gold
Ore: Galena
Ore: Anglesite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Pyrite


Comments

Comment (Workings): IRREGULAR TUNNELS, 3 ADITS

Comment (Location): N SIDE OF PRICKLY PEAR CREEK

Comment (Production): $10000 ORE PRODUCED UP TO 1928, BETWEEN 1925 & 1953 ONLY 6 PRODUCTION YRS.


References

Reference (Deposit): MBMG BULL. 16, P. 67.

Reference (Deposit): USGS BULL 842, P. 240-41.

Reference (Production): MBMG BULL 16, P. 67.

Reference (Deposit): USGS PP 428, P. 82, PL. 1.


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